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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia September 2014 | Issued on 17 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian partners step up response in drought and conflict affected areas in the most affected regions.

  • Despite the challenging operating environment, aid organizations have used different modalities to assist people in areas previously beyond reach.

  • Critical boost in funding for reprioritized needs, but funding levels falls short of needs on the ground.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (September 2014)

SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level humanitarian objectives, as defined in the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP). It briefly summarizes changes in major humanitarian needs, response and other key indicators. As of 31 August, more than 3.4 million people had been assisted, out of the 7.6 million vulnerable people targeted in the YHRP. In August, the key humanitarian response revolved around providing assistance to conflict-affected people in Amran, where conflict subsided and most IDPs returned home.

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Yemen: Humanitarian crisis overview (as of 9 Oct 2014) [EN/AR]

Yemen faces a large scale humanitarian emergency caused by years of under-development, poverty, lack of basic services and the absence of state authority and rule of law in many areas. At the same time, thousands of Yemeni families have had to flee their homes due to conflict this year alone. Sustainable solutions to these long-term problems require progress on political and economic reform. Meanwhile, immediate support is needed to reduce humanitarian suffering.

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Polio this week as of 8 October 2014

  • More than 6 months has passed since a case of wild poliovirus was reported in Syria or Iraq. This is testimony to the dedication of local health workers and the significant efforts of many partners to reach all children with supplementary immunization activities. Over 22 million children have been vaccinated against polio multiple times in the past year, in the midst of active conflict and a humanitarian crisis.

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Polio this week as of 1 October 2014

All cases of wild poliovirus type 1 reported this week were from Pakistan. In 2014, Pakistan has accounted for 83% of cases reported globally. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) constitute the most heavily infected area of the world, with 73% of cases worldwide occurring within these provinces.

The risk of international spread of polio from Pakistan remains high. The bulk of cases in neighbouring Afghanistan are linked to cross-border transmission with Pakistan, and the outbreak affecting the Middle East originated in Pakistan.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #41, 24 September - 07 October 2014

Highlights

522,000 people in remote and hard to reach areas, including over 108,000 children under 5, have been reached by the 26 joint UNICEF-WFP rapid response missions to date. 4 RRM missions are currently taking place as follows:

  • Kamel, Canal county , Jonglei (Nile Hope)

  • Pagil, Ayod county, Jonglei (UNICEF/COSV)

  • Gum, Nasir county, Upper Nile (UNICEF/UNKEA)

  • Ulang, Ulang county, Upper Nile (UNICEF/Goal)

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Polio this week as of 24 September 2014

  • A synchronised regional mass polio vaccination campaign in central and western Africa is currently underway to vaccinate nearly 94 million children in 18 countries with oral polio vaccine (OPV).

  • On 18 September, Nepal became the first GAVI eligible country to introduce inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization programme. Plans are underway to introduce IPV into the immunization programmes of the 126 countries currently using only oral polio vaccine, ahead of a planned switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #40, 10 - 23 September 2014

Highlights

  • According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification for September, while the food security situation has improved, the nutrition situation will remain dire for remainder of the year. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is likely to remain above emergency thresholds (GAM >15%), as defined by WHO, especially in conflict-affected states. High levels of acute malnutrition are attributed to inadequate food consumption, morbidity, dietary and feeding habits, and severely constrained health and nutrition service delivery.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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In Somalia, emergency airlifts supply towns unreachable by road

A major logistics operation is underway in Somalia to bring urgent aid to areas cut off from international help.

By Athanas Makundi

Cargo flights to previously cut-off areas of Somalia have enabled UNICEF to provide essential vaccines, therapeutic food and medicine for malnutrition, and school supplies for thousands of children.

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IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep, 8-14 September 2014

Highlights

South Sudan: IOM provides 30 litres safe water available per person per day

Sudan: Over 47,646 refugees have been tracked and registered by IOM.

Kenya: Heighted refugee movement recorded in Kenya this reporting period.

Ethiopia: Number of migrants relocated by IOM in Ethiopia reaches 173, 862.

Uganda: Uganda remains the second largest receiving country in the region for refugees from South Sudan.

Overview

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Horn of Africa: Polio Campaign Awareness Map (as of 11 Aug 2014)

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #39, 3 - 9 September 2014

Highlights

  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.

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9 September 2014: World events

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEXICO – Severe weather
• Heavy rainfall affected the south-western United States of America on 8 September, causing flash floods that killed two people in southern Arizona. Floods were also reported in Nevada and southern California. The heavy rains were caused by the remnants of Tropical Cyclone NORBERT that affected parts of western Mexico last few days, killing three people (media).
Sources: GDACS, NOAA, REDLAC, Media (1, 2, 3)

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Yemen: Monthly Humanitarian Update for Northern Governorates (Sa’ada, Amran amd Al Jawf) August 2014

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Humanitarian Highlights
- 160,525 children under 5 years were vaccinated against polio in the 15 districts of Sa’ada Governorate. This reflects about 91% coverage of the total children targeted during the campaign.
- Four schools were rehabilitated by UNICEF with funding from the Global Partnership for Education and handed over by UNICEF to the department of education.

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From next year, babies to get booster polio jab

Report
EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI, Special Correspondent

An injectable form of the polio vaccine will be introduced into Kenya’s immunisation programme from next year, to contain the on and off outbreaks reported in the country.

It will be an additional dose to the oral polio vaccines currently being given to children.

The oral polio vaccine made from a live poliovirus is given to children in three doses: At two months, four months and the last at between the ages of six and 18 months.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 52 (as of 4 September 2014)

Highlights

● An integrated polio, measles, and vitamin A campaign is underway in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile States.

● A seasonal increase of cases of kalaazar, an endemic disease, has been reported, particularly in Lankien,
Upper Nile State.

● A second convoy of humanitarian barges is preparing to transport relief supplies from Juba to Malakal,
Upper Nile State.

● Some 1.3 million people have been displaced inside South Sudan, and an additional 451,000 have fled to neighboring countries.

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